Dr. Derek Dawson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Derek Dawson, MD
Dr. Derek Dawson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Munster, IN. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Dawson is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Advocate Trinity Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and Community Hospital.

8256 Hohman Ave

Munster, IN 46321

Contact Information
Dr. Derek Dawson, MD

Dr. Derek Dawson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Indiana
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
high
more than 75% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
normal
more than 79% of peers
Headache
normal
more than 59% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dawson "Our state-of-the-art facility offers the best technology available for all of your eye care needs. Dr. D.J. Dawson is trained and skilled in the latest treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes and pediatric eye care to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. Everything we do is designed to give you the best care and best experience possible. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us. Your eyesight is a precious gift. Let us help you preserve it for a lifetime."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Photocoagulation
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Howard University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Howard University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Most outstanding Resident, 1984
Media & Publications
  • drdjdawson.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dawson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dawson to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Dawson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Highland, IN |
Dr. Derek Dawson is absolutely "AMAZING"! I accidentally cut my cornea with an envelope and was experiencing severe discomfort! A well known doctor in Chicago was unable to resolve my issue. Dr. Dawson, who mind you is up to date on ALL of the latest techniques, told me that we were going to try a new procedure which I am confident will cure your problem! It completely alleviated my discomfort and my eye has been pain free for over 20 years. Simply, THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Dawson accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid of Indiana
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Saint Francis Health Network
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dawson has admitting privileges

Advocate Trinity Hospital
2320 E 93rd St
Chicago, IL 60617
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Community Hospital
901 MacArthur Blvd
Munster, IN 46321
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Franciscan Health Hammond
5454 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
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St. Catherine Hospital
4321 Fir St
East Chicago, IN 46312
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